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Boardgame Weekly Giveaway 14/05/2010 Closed

Searching for a new board games in 2010? Would winning  $200 worth of FREE board games help?!?!

Simply enter your response (Right side of the Games Paradise Blog), and the weekly winner receives Games worth over $200 as pictured below!

This week we have  a Cinema Classics King Kong & Gone with the wind Jigsaw puzzles, Casino Ace Dealers set and a Killer Bunnies Blue Starter pack.

Competition Question

This week tell us in 100 words or less.  If your office or work place was a board game, which one would it be and why?

The winner will be chosen by Games Paradise Australia on relevance, use of humour, style and content on May 15th 2010 and contacted by email by a Games Paradise Australia representative. This is a game of skill. Chance plays no part in determining the winner.

Entries close14th May, 11:59pm 2010!

Winner Announced 15th May 2010

This Weeks Giveaway!

This Weeks Winner

Congratulations Matt Stosic

My work place would be like absolute balderdash because management always make up their own answers!


  1. chess, we have two queens, in their castles and a king who never moves, and all us little pawns are sacrificed daily for the noble steeds to survive. Its a real stalemate on a checkboard

  2. Munchkin, with expansions. It would let us get out any backstabbing or conflicts in a nice safe environment (ie. break room), and keep us more focused when doing our jobs.

  3. Monopoly – working in realestate makes that pretty obvious…or perhaps Greed?

  4. Nathan 'Noofy' Roberts

    May 9, 2010 at 2:05 PM

    I work as a paramedic, and sometimes those long night shifts feel like the Last Night on Earth, and every patient attended that has nothing wrong with them is just another zombie coaxing us out of the ambulance and moaning ‘brrrrains….’

  5. Trivial Pursuit: Part of our job is answering random general knowledge questions that people have.

  6. My work place would be like absolute balderdash because management always make up their own answers!

  7. Randall Dreger

    May 11, 2010 at 9:00 AM

    My workplace would be “Last Night on Earth” because at times I think we’re all walking around like zombies and I have no idea how I’m going to survive the day.

  8. Mike Gardiner

    May 11, 2010 at 1:02 PM

    A good day at our office is similar to a game of Space Hulk. We provide IT support to the rest of the company so most days our team is like a squad of veteran terminators holed up in their cubicles trying to fend off the never ending onslaught of support calls. Our genestealers (callers) don’t use razor claws but are instead armed to the teeth with mind numbing questions and just like in Space Hulk we are always out numbered, racing against the clock and have very little chance of survival.

  9. Joe Wasserman

    May 11, 2010 at 2:41 PM

    My work place would be Settlers of Catan. It’s pretty interesting work, but once you’ve done it half-a-dozen times it gets repetitive!

  10. Emma Docherty

    May 11, 2010 at 5:00 PM

    My office would be Dungeons and Dragons.

    My colleagues are Trolls.
    The Boss is an Orc
    And the chicks are Beholders

  11. Kathy Bakewell

    May 11, 2010 at 6:22 PM

    My workplace is like “Zombies”: Upper management are the soulless undead who hinder me from achieving my objectives by presenting me with more and more work that I must fight through and overcome before I can continue with my original goals. Just when I see the end in sight and have a clear path to success, someone else makes things difficult for me by taking away a necessary tool I need to do my job. Before I know it, I have to do twice as much with half the resources I started out with and soon become overwhelmed.

  12. Tommy Dean Linkous

    May 12, 2010 at 2:53 PM

    As a stand-up comic my “work place” comes in a variety of settings and with quite varied audiences. So much so that I see it as a game of Cosmic Encounter! You never know what alien power you may have to engage. Always on a knife edge choice of attack or negotiate, trying to gain alliances and repel hecklers, and always making split second tactical decisions to try and land a joke on their planet as opposed to having them disappear into the Warp.

  13. Josh Clifford

    May 12, 2010 at 9:25 PM

    The office would definitely be the most boring board game of all time… Monopoly. And not just for the fact it is boring. The office is like playing against someone (the CEO or managers) who own the best properties like Mayfair. When I get Old Kent Road or something less profitable.

  14. Angela Matheson

    May 12, 2010 at 11:47 PM

    My workplace – is a medical version of Agricola. There is always so much more to do than resorces or manpower available! And just occasionally confusion and indecision make staff stress levels skyrocket.

  15. Aaron Bartlett

    May 12, 2010 at 11:58 PM

    My workplace is my desk in my room. As you can imagine it’s a mess. Much like a jigsaw, I have a thousand pieces everywhere and it would take a long time to “solve”. I think I should definitely start cleaning it up from the outside in 😉

  16. Andrew Stingel

    May 14, 2010 at 8:02 AM

    I work from home where there are *more than just a few* boardgames, best represented by “The Boardgamegeek Game” in which players sell and collect boardgames 🙂

  17. Anthony Racano

    May 14, 2010 at 11:01 AM

    Aggravation….Well the name speaks for itself but just when things start to get flowing some idiot loses his marbles all over the floor and everything stops while we all go and look for them.

  18. Adam Betteridge

    May 14, 2010 at 11:06 AM

    Monopoly… I do work for Hasbro…

  19. Brett Kokegei

    May 14, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    Dominion. The Bureaucrat definitely wastes time recycling paperwork. I’m pretty sure a Thief looks in the fridge and occasionally steals my chocolate. The Moneylenders offer the business a bad deal. And I don’t want to talk about the Witch at reception.

  20. Fiddlesticks – I am working on my PhD and the Dining room table is my workplace. It is covered in a mess of books that are piled high in uneven and dangerously wobbly structures. Extracting one involves careful removal for fear of books toppling on my head

  21. Adam Hennessy

    May 14, 2010 at 4:34 PM

    My workplace would be Arkham Horror, see I am in the police, so a small band of investigators fighting the unreal horrors sounds spot on.

  22. As any IT workplace, it is Castle Panic. The production system is the Castle, the new projects are the monsters attacking the castle. Defence comes from Analysts (Archers), Development (Knights) and Testers (Swordsman). Some projects surivive to production, destroying the wall and then toppling the towers behind it, and all you can do is provide bandaids with support (bricks and mortar while the monster rages inside the castle). Occasionally a big boulder comes out of nowhere destroying both the projects and current system with equal disregard. Cooperative teamwork to survive upcoming projects.

  23. Joanne McGuiness

    May 14, 2010 at 8:44 PM

    My workplace would be cranium.
    I work at an international airport where we try to write, draw and sign messages to people with little English skills. In order to get them to answer questions, or help them get to their destination.

  24. Carcassonne: Hunters & Gatherers. My co-workers are meeples, sitting around doing very little. We eat fish and deer in our lunch breaks and our managers are tigers we try to keep out of our meadows. Unfortunately we only get bonus tiles once a year!!

  25. My workplace would be the Battlestar Galactica game. I’m sure there is someone who is trying to stab me in the back…

  26. My workplace screams Catan! Sure, there are good times when everyone shares jokes and information with each other. But it doesn’t take long for the fangs to come out. I negotiate every step with extra care as every corner lays manipulation, backstabbing and deceit; everyone has their own agenda and would only look out for themselves. It’s a dog eat dog world out there. We all know in the end there would only one winner per game, the best or the luckiest would get the promotion. However like Catan, as one game finishes another starts almost instantaneously!

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